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T P Sreenivasan

T P Sreenivasan, (IFS 1967), is a former Ambassador of India and Governor for India of the IAEA.
Ambassador Sreenivasan is a frequent contributor to Rediff.com. You can e-mail the author at tpsreenivasan@gmail.com

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UNHCHR action on CAA is illegal, violates UN norms

UNHCHR action on CAA is illegal, violates UN norms

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

Interestingly, India had objected to the establishment of a UNHCHR when it was proposed by the US at the Vienna Conference on Human Rights in July 1993 and the whole proposal was remitted to the General Assembly in New York because India and others said that the whole issue should be examined in detail, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who had led the Indian delegation for negotiating the terms of the HCHR.

Mr Sandhu Goes to Washington

Mr Sandhu Goes to Washington

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

'Taranjit has the ideal temperament to deal with the Americans who understand firmness and appreciate flexibility.' 'He can hold his ground with a cheerful face and still make it clear that India and the US are partners, rivals,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi has done India proud

Modi has done India proud

Rediff.com28 Sep 2019

'If the UN is New York's talking shop, he made it into Harrod's, London,' says Ambassador TPS Sreenivasan.

Anyone know what Modi and Xi discussed?

Anyone know what Modi and Xi discussed?

Rediff.com1 Aug 2018

'Till today, we don't know what PM Modi discussed with Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, but we have been told that the relations have been reset.' 'We have no evidence from China to show that anything has changed, even though India had made several gestures in preparation for Wuhan,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

The Indian who challenged Einstein

The Indian who challenged Einstein

Rediff.com15 May 2018

'He was nominated for the Nobel Prize 9 times and several scientists wrote to the academy pointing out the injustice.' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan remembers E C G Sudarshan, the legendary physicist who passed into the ages on Monday, May 14.

Why Bolton's appointment is dangerous for the world

Why Bolton's appointment is dangerous for the world

Rediff.com26 Mar 2018

'Unlike Trump, who has an isolationist approach, Bolton would like to roam around the world, trampling upon any sign of dissent,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

'Till yesterday, you were glowing in your exalted place like a queen'

'Till yesterday, you were glowing in your exalted place like a queen'

Rediff.com3 Mar 2018

'The very fact that she survived her migration to Bollywood, where many young lives have been sacrificed or abandoned to the streets, bears testimony to her grit, determination and good fortune,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Pakistan is many years behind us in everything

Pakistan is many years behind us in everything

Rediff.com11 Dec 2017

'Islamabad is only as big as a Delhi suburb.' 'How can a city with just two five star hotels and only one departure gate at their international airport be compared to Delhi with its sprawling airport?' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan finds the pulse of Pakistan after visiting Islamabad for the first time.

When a big nation is led by a small man

When a big nation is led by a small man

Rediff.com28 Nov 2017

'Presidents may come and go, but America will go on forever,' an American business leader tells Ambassador T P Sreenivasan in New York.

Nobel Prize went to an idea whose time has not come

Nobel Prize went to an idea whose time has not come

Rediff.com11 Oct 2017

To imagine that no one contributed to global peace to deserve the prize in 2017 is to be extremely cynical about peacemakers around the globe.

India-Pakistan fireworks at UN serve no purpose

India-Pakistan fireworks at UN serve no purpose

Rediff.com4 Oct 2017

If we ignore Pakistan and direct our energies to more important issues at the UN, our position against internationalising Kashmir would be strengthened.

Peace and tranquility on the China border remains a distant dream

Peace and tranquility on the China border remains a distant dream

Rediff.com29 Aug 2017

'The only choice we have is to strengthen ourselves militarily and economically and develop friendships with others without alarming our neighbours, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

A Colossus says Goodbye

A Colossus says Goodbye

Rediff.com10 Jul 2017

Naresh Chandra -- distinguished civil servant and diplomat -- passed into the ages on Sunday, July 9. Ambassador T P Sreenivasan salutes a patriot like none other.<

Modi's Trump Triumph

Modi's Trump Triumph

Rediff.com27 Jun 2017

'By the time he came out after nearly five hours, he had a one-to-one conversation with the President, a delegation-level meeting, a reception, a dinner, a tour of the White House and a joint statement of a kind none of his predecessors ever had,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi-Trump Summit: Truly historic step is unlikely

Modi-Trump Summit: Truly historic step is unlikely

Rediff.com22 Jun 2017

At no other time has a single meeting of the leaders of two democracies been so critical and hazardous.

Why did Trump attack India?

Why did Trump attack India?

Rediff.com3 Jun 2017

Trump's diatribe against India in his speech on the Paris Agreement is hard to explain, especially when a Modi-Trump meeting is supposedly on the cards, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Wooing Trump: Can Modi do it?

Wooing Trump: Can Modi do it?

Rediff.com26 May 2017

'The success or otherwise of Modi's foreign policy will largely depend on the equation he is likely to strike with Donald Trump.'

100 days of Donald Trump: The method in his madness

100 days of Donald Trump: The method in his madness

Rediff.com17 Apr 2017

The world is still figuring out the man as he continues his enigmatic journey towards the first 100 days of his presidency.

Indians in America are victims, not targets

Indians in America are victims, not targets

Rediff.com30 Mar 2017

Three hate crimes have deepened the fear among South Asians that Trump's rhetoric encouraged violence against them, but there is no evidence that Indians have been specifically targeted, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

My experience with Ayurveda

My experience with Ayurveda

Rediff.com9 Mar 2017

'The benefits may not be visible immediately, but the general feeling of wellness, rejuvenation and relaxation is palpable.' 'A former President had the habit of undergoing Ayurveda treatment every year in Kerala and he remarked once that he felt ten years younger every time he took the treatment.'

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